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Friends of the Future | Nā Kahumoku


An environmental youth leadership program at Kealakehe Intermediate School on Hawai‘i Island, Nā Kahumoku strives to instill environmental awareness, leadership skills and cultural education in students through the use of community service projects and visits to historic sites.

The program is a collaborative effort between Friends of the Future, the Department of Education and the numerous nonprofit entities that host students as they perform service, such as invasive species eradication, reforestation and site cleanups.

Friends of the Future has served Hawai‘i Island for 20 years, offering a variety of programs including Tutu's House, a community health and wellness resource center; Earl's Garage, an after-school hands-on exploration center for kids ages 7 and up; and Baby Steps to Stronger Big Island Families, an initiative to ensure our children have the best possible start in life.

Hope for Kids funding will add staffing and service opportunities for program participants in year one.